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Denton County, Texas
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Denton County, Texas Facts

Denton County

When was Denton County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 11, 1846 from Fannin County.

What is the County Seat of Denton County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Denton also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Denton County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Cooke County, Grayson County, Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Wise County .

Denton County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Denton County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Denton County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Denton County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Denton County, TX Census Records

What Denton County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Denton County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Denton Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Denton Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Denton Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Denton County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Denton County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Denton County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Denton County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Denton County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Denton County, TX?
A list of Denton County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Denton County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Denton County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Denton County.

Denton Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Denton Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Denton Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Denton Co. TX General and History Websites

Denton Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Denton Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Denton Co. TX Military Records

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